Do you prefer natural beauty products? Then you may want to add coffee to your beauty routine.
I don’t mean drinking a cup of coffee every morning, though that can also be beneficial. You have to apply it topically to enhance your beauty.
Research suggests that coffee contains substances that can keep your skin healthy. Caffeic acid, a powerful antioxidant found in coffee, boosts collagen levels and prevents premature aging of cells. Coffee also protects your skin from UVB rays, which means it can lower the risk of life-threatening diseases such as skin cancer.
So how can you use coffee to enhance your beauty and protect your skin? Read on to find out.
1. Coffee may help treat acne.
Coffee grounds may be all you need to clear up your skin, if you suffer from acne. Scrubbing your face with coffee grounds removes dead skin cells, which consequently unclogs pores.
Coffee grounds also help reduce inflammation thanks to the chlorogenic acids and antioxidants in coffee.
2. Coffee may help get rid of puffy eyes.
Applying chilled coffee grounds under your eyes for 10 minutes can help reduce puffiness, especially if it’s caused by fluid retention. However, it may not do much, if your eyes are naturally puffy.
This remedy works, because caffeine widens blood vessels and enhances blood circulation. Better blood flow can reduce fluid retention under your eyes.
3. Coffee may help reduce cellulite.
It’s not easy to get rid of cellulite, and applying coffee to your trouble spots won’t eliminate it, but it can reduce its appearance. This study found that topical application of caffeine-containing products was an effective way to reduce cellulite.
Make a paste using coffee grounds and coconut oil, then apply it on your trouble spots to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
4. Coffee is a great exfoliator.
Feel free to scrub your face with coffee grounds, even if you don’t have acne. Doing it two or three times a week will lift any dead skin cells and clean out your pores, which will make your skin glow. This simple-to-make coffee scrub works well on your body and face.
5. Coffee may help treat dark circles.
As you may know, poor blood circulation contributes to dark circles. Well, applying coffee grounds under your eyes can dilate your blood vessels and, as a result, improve blood circulation.
Mix half a teaspoon of coffee grounds with olive oil and add a few drops of water. Then, gently apply the paste under your eyes and let leave it for 10 minutes before washing it off.
6. Coffee may enhance your hair color.
If you have brown or dark hair, coffee can help add color to your hair and make it shiny. But it’s advisable to test on a small area before applying it on your entire head.
To make this remedy, boil coffee beans then strain the water, and use it to wash your hair after shampooing